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We loved it

Best place to stay in town! Friendly staff, quiet and spotless rooms, excellent breakfast and a great pool, to enjoy with the kids. We highly recommend this place as it is also very close to town and all the exciting places.

We’ve stayed at Don Diego two years in a row: October 2016 and 2017. We love this place, the food is excellent, the grounds are fantastic, the staff is friendly with the sea trek in cozumel suggestions, and the price is right. We live Tulum, we love Don Diego de la Selva, and we will be back.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The small hotel made us feel like we were away from the city even though we were only a few blocks from downtown. Bathrooms were always clean functioning and private.

Excellent morning coffee and breakfast with fresh melon juice as a unique treat. Cute, clean pool. With the Melipona Bee Sanctuary, all added to our tranquil stay here. The small jungle feel of our double sliding glass door patio gave us a tremendous private feeling from our #4 room. Our hosts were accommodating and pleasant in every way. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, we would strongly recommend this place.

I had to travel to Tulum for a project on plastic pollution, and I did not arrange any accommodation in advance. Once in Tulum, in my first meeting, I asked a local experienced man for a hotel with history, which gives something back to the local communities and is not just a foreign investor profiting from the local beaches and weather. This wise man talked about Don Diego de la Selva, and I must admit, it was one of the best choices I made!

The hotel is incredibly cozy, clean, and beautiful. It has all one wishes for him/herself when spending a few days in Tulum. It is central; it has a great swimming pool and excellent cuisine! The rooms are spacious; beds are comfortable, it is silent at night and is the walkable distance to restaurants, shops, etc. The bus station is 5 mins walk (for all trips to Coba, Chichen Itza, etc.) beaches are just a 10 min ride by taxi.

One of the things that I treasured the most about the hotel is its engagement with the local Mayan populations. The hotel hosts a foundation called “Abeja Melipona” which is reintroducing the local endangered bee species, used and worshiped by the Mayas centuries back. The foundations are showing how to breed these bees to the local communities in the Jungle, as an additional source of income. The bees are harmless since they have NO STING (!) and produce delicious honey. Through this project, I got a much closer impression of how local people live in these communities, and it is an excellent contrast to the crazy-short-term pleasure you see otherwise.

Author: Mili Velikova

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